Right then, after all the excitement of the Strawberry & Rhubarb Pie recipe, let's get back to reporting on the last few days of the menu calendar for this week.
Yes, I finally got around to making the Paprika Chicken which had been on the menu list since last week.
As I'd booked it in for a Friday, I was quietly hoping that it would be a stress-free recipe to create as I'd about had enough of everything by then and was just hoping for a quiet day or so in which to catch up with my brain. I only have a finite amount of energy and the ability to stand up each day and I can find that my brain runs away developing lists of things I should be doing and will often make stuff up when there isn't much to worry about. So I was hoping for a bit of down-time.
Sadly, a bit of a jacket potato crisis blew that hope apart at the seams, but a long-lost half bag of frozen oven chips came to the rescue. So, in the end, I had a jacket potato (which was E-NOR-MOUS and far too much) and the chaps had oven chips to go with the chicken. I think hubby was fairly happy with his chips (over a jacket potato, anyway), but son & heir pouted a little, right up until he tasted the chicken whereupon he forgot all about the potato issue.
I deviated from the recipe only in three areas. One, where I used streaky bacon instead of pancetta (price issue), two, where I used three teaspoonfuls of paprika instead of two (hubby's taste issue - he likes strong flavours) and three, where I put the pan into the oven to cook for the 45 minutes. Oh, and of course I served it with potato instead of crusty bread.
Son & heir particularly enjoyed his as it didn't appear to involve any readily discernible vegetables. Following on from the reports of E-Coli and death-cumbers, he's got a total downer on vegetables and has to be told the origin of each before he'll deign to eat it - and then he'll do so whilst looking suspiciously at me, just in case I'm telling fibs. ~rolls eyes~
I won't reproduce the recipe here, as it is on The Recipe Queen's blog (just click on the name there) and really easy to find. I commend it to you! :)